Real Madrid won on the smallest of margins against Atalanta Bergamo (0-1) on Wednesday night. Everything remains possible in the return match.

Deprived of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, or Dani Carvajal, Real Madrid went to Lombardy with a greatly diminished team, Wednesday night, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League. But against Atalanta Bergamo, the club merengue wanted to make the difference before the return match.

To achieve this, Real Madrid was well helped in their business by a questionable red card awarded to Remo Freuler, sent off directly for a foul in the position of the last defender over Ferland Mendy. A particularly severe sanction that should cause much ink to flow in the press during the coming days.

Finally, in the 85th minute, it was Ferland Mendy who freed the Spaniards from a sublime curl from the right at 25 meters ... Real, therefore, won 1-0 and achieved an excellent deal of one point. accounting view. At the end of the meeting, Zinédine Zidane paid tribute to his defender and compatriot.

"We're going to have to have a great second leg to get through"

“Yes, it was a wanted action, but it wasn't Ferland who had to shoot (laughs). But, at the finish, it was Ferland who scored from the right, so that's very good. right, he has had it for a long time. He strikes harder with the right than with the left. His left foot is more precise, the right more powerful. That's how it is ", explained the coach of the House. Blanche, in a post-match press conference, before returning to the team's overall performance. Not the most successful.

"We didn't play a great game. We didn't find the spaces, we tried but we didn't succeed. But it's a good result, we score an away goal, we don't 'No cash ... After that, there is still the return match, so this round of 16 remains open. We will have to make a great return match to pass. "